The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 840 814 880
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 75 62 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.058% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.061% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 70 61 23
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £22,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £46,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 69 £35,000 -6.66% 10
South East -7 26 £30,500 -18.66% 2
North West +3 19 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Berkshire +1 15 £30,000 -20.00%
London -16 14 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Slough +3 10 £30,500 -18.66%
Cheshire 0 10 £35,000 +62.79%
Manchester - 9 £35,000 - 1
Knutsford - 7 £35,000 -
Surrey -6 5 £35,000 -12.50%
City of London +21 4 £41,250 -2.94%
Reading -1 4 £21,000 -31.14%
East of England -16 4 £33,750 +35.00% 1
Wales - 4 £37,500 -
Camberley - 4 £35,000 -
Cardiff - 4 £37,500 -
South Wales - 4 £37,500 -
West Midlands -14 3 £32,500 +1.56%
Hertfordshire -12 2 £23,250 -7.00%
Coventry -14 2 £31,250 +0.80%
Brighton -16 2 £27,000 -36.47%
East Sussex -18 2 £27,000 -36.47%
Essex - 2 £40,000 - 1
South West - 2 £32,500 - 2
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
Bristol - 2 £32,500 - 1
Colchester - 2 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -12 1 - -
Yorkshire -43 1 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 129 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (41.86%) Red Hat
3 46 (35.66%) UNIX
4 41 (31.78%) Windows
5 38 (29.46%) MySQL
6 33 (25.58%) Apache
7 29 (22.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (21.71%) Python
9 27 (20.93%) Problem Management
10 26 (20.16%) Cisco
11 25 (19.38%) Change Management
11 25 (19.38%) Bash Shell
12 24 (18.60%) PHP
13 23 (17.83%) Ubuntu
14 22 (17.05%) Perl
14 22 (17.05%) Firewall
15 21 (16.28%) VMware
16 18 (13.95%) Oracle
17 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
17 17 (13.18%) DNS
17 17 (13.18%) CentOS
17 17 (13.18%) Oracle Database
18 16 (12.40%) ITIL
19 15 (11.63%) Internet
19 15 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (11.63%) Degree
20 14 (10.85%) VoIP
21 13 (10.08%) Nagios
21 13 (10.08%) Plesk
22 12 (9.30%) SLA

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (25.58%) Apache
2 9 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.43%) nginx
4 6 (4.65%) IIS
4 6 (4.65%) WordPress
5 4 (3.10%) Drupal
5 4 (3.10%) Alfresco
6 3 (2.33%) CMS
7 2 (1.55%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) SaaS
2 6 (4.65%) PaaS
3 5 (3.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.05%) Firewall
2 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
2 17 (13.18%) DNS
3 15 (11.63%) Internet
4 14 (10.85%) VoIP
5 12 (9.30%) SNMP
6 10 (7.75%) DHCP
7 7 (5.43%) SSL
8 6 (4.65%) VPN
8 6 (4.65%) FTP
8 6 (4.65%) WAN
8 6 (4.65%) SAN
9 5 (3.88%) PBX
10 4 (3.10%) IPv4
10 4 (3.10%) LAN
10 4 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.33%) LDAP
11 3 (2.33%) IPv6
12 2 (1.55%) POP3
12 2 (1.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.46%) MySQL
2 17 (13.18%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) JIRA
2 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.33%) Gerrit
2 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (8.53%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Retail
3 4 (3.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Advertising
4 2 (1.55%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) LAMP
2 3 (2.33%) Web Services
3 2 (1.55%) XML
3 2 (1.55%) Flash
3 2 (1.55%) Java EE
3 2 (1.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.65%) Clustering
2 4 (3.10%) HACMP
2 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.10%) Open Source
3 3 (2.33%) BBC
3 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.33%) iDTV
3 3 (2.33%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.55%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.55%) iPad
5 1 (0.78%) CMDB
5 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (35.66%) UNIX
3 41 (31.78%) Windows
4 29 (22.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (17.83%) Ubuntu
6 17 (13.18%) CentOS
7 12 (9.30%) SUSE
8 10 (7.75%) Debian
8 10 (7.75%) Solaris
8 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.88%) VMS
10 5 (3.88%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.10%) AIX
12 2 (1.55%) Fedora
12 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.55%) Android
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.93%) Problem Management
2 25 (19.38%) Change Management
3 16 (12.40%) ITIL
4 6 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (3.88%) Configuration Management
5 5 (3.88%) Service Management
6 4 (3.10%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.33%) Network Management
7 3 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (1.55%) ITSM
8 2 (1.55%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.55%) Time Management
8 2 (1.55%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.55%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.55%) CRM
8 2 (1.55%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.55%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (1.55%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.71%) Python
2 25 (19.38%) Bash Shell
3 24 (18.60%) PHP
4 22 (17.05%) Perl
5 10 (7.75%) Ruby
6 8 (6.20%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.20%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.43%) Java
8 4 (3.10%) SQL
8 4 (3.10%) AWK
8 4 (3.10%) Lua
9 2 (1.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) Degree
2 6 (4.65%) RHCE
3 4 (3.10%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.20%) KVM
3 7 (5.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (4.65%) Squid
5 4 (3.10%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) GPFS
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (10.08%) Nagios
1 13 (10.08%) Plesk
2 11 (8.53%) Puppet
3 10 (7.75%) Vagrant
3 10 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.75%) Zenoss
4 7 (5.43%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.88%) Salt
5 5 (3.88%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.88%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.55%) Opsview
7 1 (0.78%) Cacti
Vendors
1 54 (41.86%) Red Hat
2 26 (20.16%) Cisco
3 21 (16.28%) VMware
4 18 (13.95%) Oracle
5 12 (9.30%) IBM
6 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.88%) HP
6 5 (3.88%) EMC
6 5 (3.88%) Google
7 4 (3.10%) JBoss
7 4 (3.10%) Veritas
8 3 (2.33%) Zoho
9 2 (1.55%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.78%) CommVault
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